Peggy Wheeler is the Vice President of the Rural Healthcare Center at the California Hospital Association. Peggy also serves on the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, which is an independent advisory body to the Department of Health and Human Services on issues related to how the department and its programs serve rural communities.
“Rural healthcare is an integral, vital component of all healthcare. You don't have urban healthcare without rural healthcare. It's an integral component of all healthcare in California and in the entire country.”
As Vice President of the Rural Healthcare Center at the California Hospital Association, Peggy develops, advocates and executes public policies, legislation and regulations on behalf of rural hospitals at the state and national levels. Peggy also serves as the Issue Manager for Language Access and Governance Issues, as well as Hospital-Prison issues.